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America First Credit Union Presented “Best Credit Union Website” in 2016 WebAward Competition

Riverdale, Utah – (Sept. 27, 2016) – America First Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution servicing Utah and Nevada and the 12th largest credit union in the U.S. in terms of assets, took home the coveted “Best Credit Union Website” award from the 2016 Web Marketing Association’s WebAward competition.

Each year, the Web Marketing Association’s WebAward Competition names the Best Credit Union website. Best websites are selected by judging the entered websites using seven criteria: design, ease of use, copywriting, interactivity, use of technology, innovation and content. Now in its 19th year, the WebAwards are recognized as the premier industry based Website Award program in the world.

“It’s an honor for America First to receive this esteemed accolade from the Web Marketing Association,” said Rich Syme, executive vice president of electronic services and product management at America First Credit Union. “We provide our members the absolute best in products and services and our web presence reflects that. We’re proud to have taken the top honor in this category.”

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Staffed by volunteers, this organization is made up of Internet marketing, online advertising, PR and top web site design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of online advertising, internet marketing and website promotion.

For additional information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.

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America First Credit Union Launches 12th Annual Community Food Drive to Serve Those in Need

food-driveRiverdale, Utah – (Sept. 12, 2016) – Dedicated to helping the underprivileged in the communities it services, Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union today revs up its giving to serve others with the launch of its 12th Annual Community Food Drive, which runs through Saturday, Oct. 22. All locations throughout Utah and Southern Nevada will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to distribute to local food pantries and food banks.

In addition to the food drive, the community-focused credit union will donate $5,000 in turkeys to Utah Food Bank in preparation for the holiday season. All collected items will be donated to the Utah Food Bank, Three Square Las Vegas, and Cappallappa Family Reserve Center.

“The season of giving is upon us and America First has made this annual food drive a priority as we continue our efforts to serve others, not just during the holidays, but all year long,” said John Lund, President and CEO of America First. “The need for food in our communities is strong and once again we look for help from the community, employees and members to give what they can in both Utah and Southern Nevada as we lead into the holiday months.”

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In today’s 24/7 online culture, it’s essential to stay alert and protect yourself against fraud. Here are some tips that can help:

• Review your credit report at least once a year from each of the three national reporting agencies. These are available to you without a cost

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• Properly dispose of your documents & statements containing personal and financial information. America First hosts free events at which you can bring materials to one of our branches and we will shred them for you. Check out a schedule here.

Remember, it’s always wise to take every available precaution when you’re navigating the Internet for personal, social, and business reasons. And be sure to use this link for updates regarding how we are constantly working to safeguard your resources.

Summer’s Final Holiday & Heading Back to School

1.John LundBy John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer

Our family enjoys getting together for an unofficial reunion over Labor Day weekend. We celebrate at Bear Lake, a beautiful mountain body of water that straddles the Utah and Idaho border, known for its brilliant blue color and sandy beaches.

We enjoy spending time at the lake, playing games, hiking in the mountains, attending a local melodrama, and participating in a small golf tournament. It is a wonderful holiday, offering us the chance to gather as a family, mark the end of the summer season, and give our children and grandchildren an opportunity to revel in the fun before heading back to school.

While I’ve always been mindful of Labor Day’s origins, this year I wanted to learn a bit more. Looking it up with the ever-trusty Wikipedia, I discovered the following:

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer. It became an official federal holiday in 1894.

I am impressed by this passage: “[Labor Day] honors…the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.” Individually and collectively, we all benefit from the vision and hard work of so many people who have made our country the strongest in the world. It is certainly appropriate for us to think about and recognize generations of American workers on this special day.

In like manner, I would like to honor the contributions you as members have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of America First. Our credit union is a cooperative that depends on and serves its members. Thank you for your loyalty and for trusting us to be your partner in this endeavor.

Our volunteers and staff will continue striving diligently to provide you with great service as we deliver relevant products and services that can help simplify your busy lives and keep you financially healthy. We look forward to a lifelong relationship with you and your family.

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America First Credit Union, Utah’s Largest Credit Union, Opens Traverse Mountain Branch Location

Riverdale, UTAH – Utah’s largest credit union, America First Credit Union, adds another service location in Utah Valley with the opening of its Traverse Mountain branch location in Harmons Grocery Store at 1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah 84043. The location marks the sixth branch opening of 2016, with the most recent being West Point City on June 8. America First has 120 branch locations serving Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Arizona.

Samuel Thompson will serve as branch manager of the Traverse Mountain location. Thompson began his tenure with America First in September 2011 and has served as assistant manager at the Orem branch since September 2014.

A grand opening celebration will be held the week of August 15 – 20. The Traverse Mountain branch is located at 1750 Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah 84043. Branch hours are Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit www.americafirst.com, America First Credit Union on Facebook, Twitter, @AmericaFirst on Instagram and Pinterest.